The United Kingdom is a European state situated in the British Isles off the north-west coast of continental Europe. It is the largest island state in Europe. The United Kingdom is a union of four countries: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Its population exceeds 63 million, with London as the capital, which alone counts more than 8 million people.
The official spoken language is English and the currency is, contrary to what one might think, the Pound Sterling and not the Euro.